I have been putting more work into the next prototype. I am pretty happy with the design now. The one piece body is really nice and the refill fits perfectly inside. This version is made from solid material that is drilled out. The twist mechanism is even faster and easier to move. The top piece is longer and shaped like a top hat to keep it proportional and that makes it very easy to use. This pen will have a new clip design that will likely press over the top hat and also have a Pilot G2 version. Please let me know what you think of it!
I have put a lot of work in updating my website and lowered my prices. I machine and assemble every pen myself one at a time. There are some new styles up there, and I am adding more all of the time.
The coolant is up and operational on my lathe. This machine is much more productive than my older machine. I have been busy fixing issues with this machine and the milling machines that complete the secondary operations on the parts the lathes make. Repairing these machines is a lot of work and takes some serious problem solving.
I hope you are all doing well.